The Best European Teams Play Domestic Games on SaturdayPublished August 17, 2019 by Florin P
Dozens of Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga matches rock Saturday afternoon and evening.
Football fans have plenty of reasons to celebrate this weekend, because dozens of exciting games are scheduled for Saturday. The Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga are back with some really amazing games involving past champions. The stakes are as high as ever and given the massive investments made during the season break, the outcome of each game weighs heavily in the balance.
Manchester City and Tottenham Play the Premier League Derby
Manchester City have demolished West Ham United last weekend and will hope for a similar performance against Tottenham. This is an opponent of an entirely different calibre, but home pitch advantage is just as important for the Citizens. Odds of 7/20 on the reigning champions to prevail might not look like much, but they are fully justified. 888 Sport is quite generous with those willing to back the underdogs and the bookmaker prices an away win at 8/1.
Real Madrid Travels to Vigo for a Match against Celta
Real Madrid play the first match of Saturday’s La Liga at 4 PM UK time against Celta Vigo. They have been quite successful on the road against this opponent, which is otherwise, a strong home team. Last season was a huge disappointment for Real and they’re expected to turn the ship around pretty quickly. Punters willing to bet on their victory will be paid at 3/4 on Madrid, while Celta Vigo to win is priced at 7/2. The odds on a draw are also remarkable at bet365 Sports, standing at 3/1 but they are likely to drop.
Schalke 04 Start as Underdogs Away at M’gladbach
Schalke 04 used to be a force to be reckoned with in the German first division, but the team has fallen from grace. The friendly games campaign was surprisingly successful and the team has won the first official match in the German Cup. They will try to extend their winning streak with a victory on the road against M’Gladbach, but they start with the second chance and odds of 5/2. Borussia were less successful in their friendlies, but they had much tougher opponents and today are priced at 6/5 to claim a win.
Marseille Seeks First Win this Season at Nantes
Marseille had a really good chance to kickstart their Ligue 1 campaign with a victory against Reims, but failed miserably. On Saturday at 4:30 PM UK time, they will try to make amends, but they have a much more difficult task on the road against Nantes. The hosts are an excellent defensive team and given Marseille’s offensive woes, odds of 23/10 on a draw are fully justified. Players who want to bet on either team to win should expect identical odds of 17/10 at Intertops Sportsbook.